Hidden Hydrology COIL's 'Lost Rivers' Studio Sessions 1995-1996
A free fan-sourced EP release.
"COIL's 'Lost Rivers' sessions occured during their London studio time in the winter season of December 1995-February 1996 (for what ultimately became the "A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room" album). A track from this specific set of recordings appeared on the vinyl-only pressing of that album and another track featured on a psychedelic magazine compilation album. Around this recording time Jhonn Balance received a fax from David Tibet containing evocative passages from the Crackanthorpe 'Vignettes' journal from 1896..."
This EP is the result of a Live Coil Archive website admin receiving a few unreleased takes and DAT master files as FLACS from a COIL fan, all taken from these Black Light District/COIL sessions.
I originally included the DAT Master of the Black Light District version of "London’s Lost Rivers" as the main purpose of this EP, but I removed it as I now believe it'll be part of the forthcoming commercial release of the "A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room" album remaster. I did abandon this EP project as soon as I knew the remaster of the album was going to be released, but then thought I'd resurrect it anyway, without that one album track. I am unaware that any of these remaining tracks will be featured in the future remaster of that album.
To round-off the collection it also includes, with kind prior permission, a fantastic interpretation of "Lost Rivers of London" by The Psychogeographical Commission, originally released in 2012.
This "Hidden Hydrology" EP includes the following tracks;
1. Lost Rivers of London - Succour Version [DAT Master] 2. Untitled Instrumental #6 - 5 takes from the BLD Sessions 1995-1996 3. London’s Lost Rivers [Take #2 rough vocal track] 4. Lost Rivers of London [Take #1] 5. Crackanthorpe; Sunrise - Vignettes reading by Phil Barrington 6. London’s Lost Rivers [Take #1] 7. The Lost Rivers of London - cover version by The Psychogeographical Commission
* An 18-page 'CD booklet' pdf by Barrington Arts with liner notes of the 'Lost Rivers' studio sessions. * Sleeve art .tif file.